Author Archives: Christina Greer, PhD

Dr. Christina (Fisanick) Greer is the author of more than 30 non-fiction books and multiple articles about writing. Two-Week Wait is her first book-length memoir. She has been teaching college writing for 20 years. Currently, she is an Associate Professor at California University of Pennsylvania, where she passes on her love of storytelling to future generations of writers and teachers. Christina lives in her home state of West Virginia with her two cats, husband, and son, who was worth every single two-week wait.

The Optimistic Food Addict Podcast Interview

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I appeared on Mental Health Radio this past week. I talked with host Kristin Walker about body dysmorphic disorder, “This is My Brave,” relapse, and embracing sexuality in binge eating disorder recovery. Give it a listen when you get the chance. I have…

Memphis, Chapter 3


Memphis Reader feedback: Thank you so much for your feedback! I agree that Chapter 2 needs expanding so we understand Memphis better. My original intent with this book was to make it a romance novel, but as it evolved it became a more…

Memphis, Chapter 2


Chapter 2 Days and weeks went by, and Memphis kept studying and going to work at her job as the midnight clerk at the gas station across the street from campus. She hated her job, but it kept her in college, and working…

Memphis, Inspiration Boards


This is my first foray into fiction since I was a senior in college over twenty years ago. Generally, as you know, I write non-fiction, mostly memoir. This journey with Memphis has been fun so far. One of the tools I have been…

Memphis, Chapter One


Disclaimer: This material is raw. It has not been edited or revised in any way. It has not been proofread or spell checked. It appears just as it came out of my head. All feedback welcome. Memphis by Christina Fisanick, Ph.D. Chapter One…

New Level of Awareness

Despite the success of The Optimistic Food Addict: Recovering from Binge Eating Disorder, I feel like there remains a vast audience of people who still do not understand the complexities of living with food addiction. This audience includes family, friends, medical professionals, and…

This is My Brave

It has been a long while since I have written to you all. I have been spending most of my spare time writing articles and doing public speaking about food addiction and Binge Eating Disorder. I have spoken at conferences and vigils and…

Recovery at the Crossroads

Recovery at the Crossroads

by Christina Fisanick, Ph.D. Being diagnosed with lipedema was overwhelming, as you probably guessed if you read my blog post about it. Now that I have had a chance to do more research on treatment options, I am even more overwhelmed. I am…

Why Can’t I Just Be Fat?

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I was at the pool last night swimming laps and loving every stroke. The water was warm and the pool was nearly empty. The sun sparkled on the water and reminded me of the ocean. After an hour and 20 minutes, I climbed…

What Is Your Eating Disorder Hiding?

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by Christina Fisanick, Ph.D. When I first began my recovery journey in 2013, I uncovered mental issues that had been hidden to me and others all my life. I learned that I had anger issues and depression. Prior to beginning recovery, I knew…

About Us

Christina Fisanick Greer, Ph.D. is a writing professor and published author. Her goals are to help as many people in recovery as possible through writing and creativity. Christina can be reached at


Kelly M. ---The resources on this site really helped me in my recovery from food addiction. Lisa F. ---Christina goes above and beyond to help people in recovery.

Optimistic Food Addict is a website devoted to supporting recovery from Food Addiction and Binge Eating Disorder. Christina Greeer, Ph.D., the founder and editor of this site, is not a physician but a writer and food addict who aims to help all.